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they used chemical weapons on civilians. is intervention inevitable? and speaking of chemical weapons, a new report details how the u.s. once held saddam hussein and the iraqis with its chemical weapons attacks on iranian troops. ♪ tens of thousands gathered at the nation's capital this weekend in remembrance of the 1963 march on washington. even though the nation has come a very long way, many feel that the struggle for martin luther king's dream still continues. more on the sights and sounds later in today's show. it's monday, august 26. pam 5 p.m. in washington, d.c. the national security agency was once the most secretive organization in the u.s. now, hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the nsa's latest scandal. this weekend was no exception. two major headlines ran on the front pages of newspapers around the world this weekend. the first was a revelation that a number of nsa employees were actually using the surveillance program's capabilities to spy on their lovers. or, as they called it, operation love-int. that's according to the chairwoman of the senate intelligence comm
global exchange and has been using her life for questioning and challenging some assumptions on the policies of government her book, "drone warfare: killing by remote control." she has use as possible use of the book for other reasons you can relate to your home. this book is full first-person reporting and some of her travels are included to afghanistan and pakistan. regular sponsored research and some other sources paint a picture of where the drone use has grown to today. i would like to open with the question about what you can find when you started this and how do you characterize this piece of work? >> good afternoon, everybody. thank you. i started this work approximately 15 years ago and i wrote this book because i had been very closely watching the evolution of the u.s. response to 9/11. oh government reports of bombs are true because i remember looking at the television and watching them in thinking that this technology is amazing and frightening. frightening and awesome and all inspiring all at once. it gives us the ability to pinpoint targets with laser like preci
use of chemical weapons. the un has postponed its investigation due to safety concerns. >>> army major nidal hasan opt not to speak today. the jury still must decide if he will get the death penalty or life in prison. he was convicted of killing 13 unarmed soldiers and wounding 30 others. >>> across the midwest it is the heat that are closing schools. school closures from minnesota, the dakotas, and south to iowa and nebraska. school nurses are also on the lookout for any signs of heat exhaustion. those are the headlines at this hour. for more information on your stories go to our website, aljazeera.com. once again that's aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> threats and counter threats as the united states appears to draw closer to military action in syria. we will examine the potential risks regards and consequences. from washington, this is "inside story." ♪ >>> hello, everybody. i'm david shuster, the government of syria says it will defend itself against a potential u.s. military strike by using, quote, all means available. the warning came on the heels of john kerry declaring there was no
stairs. >> this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> the u.s. sets out why it thinks the syrian government's killed more than 1,400 people in a chemical weapons attack. the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are finishing their work but won't reveal their findings until a full analysis is carried out. >> violence in egypt as people are tear gassed during protests against the military. >> i'm in london with some of the rest of today's news including a banned group providing relief to pakistan's flood victims. >> the world's biggest germ is discovered in greenland, deep beneath the ice. >> before the first time the u.s. government has laid awesome details of what it knows about the chemical attack on august 21 near the syrian capitol and blames the syrian government. u.s. secretary of state john kerry said 141,400 people were killed, including 426 children. the u.s. is considering a military strike on syria to remove chemical weapons capabilities. >> the united states government know knows at least 1,429 syrian were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children.
. first, the latest from syria. >> u.s.says the u.s. is certai's government carried out chemical weapon attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pay tribute to a historical day for civil rights in the u.s. 50 years ago, in 1960 three, the march on washington and martin luther king junior's iconic "i have a dream" speech changed history forever. i will be back in 30 minutes for more. now back to michelle in new york. >> thanks. despite the situation in syria, u.s. stock markets advanced today comer singh -- reversing two straight sessions of losses. the dow and nasdaq rose 0.4%. the s&p 500 gained 0.3%. we had a big syria fueled selloff yesterday. some traders saw this as a buying opportunity and jumped into the market. still believing the u.s. equity market will rain
second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his deliberation over syria to mark an historic milestone, the 50th anniversary of martin luter king's "i have a dream" speech. the words belonged to the ages. >> unmatched in our time. >> reporter: it was one of the only few public appearances for the president, who has little time to spend away from the white house. any decision to strike syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons is growing more complicated by the day. over at the u.n., syria's ambassador sounded the alarm and accused rebels of launching their own gas attacks. >> we are in a state of war, preparing for the worst scenario. >> accusing russia of blocking u.n. action. >> we cannot be held up in responding by russia's continued intrance jens at the united nations. >> the british may require the u.n. to present its evidence. >> it is understandable that people want to see what the u.n. inspectors say. >> reporter: a white house official sell the president is spending a lot of time
administration said there's very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government. attack happened last wednesday, and it's the country's single deadliest event in the long civil wars, and now u.s. and europeans say that it may be too late. >> u.n. weapons inspectors -- >> we have said it once, twice, and we offer again our assurances that we have never used anywhere in syria chemical weapons in any shape or form. >> but u.s. officials says this little doubt that they carried out the attack. the u.n. inspections are too late to be credible because evidence has been degraded or destroyed. >> we cannot, in the 21st century, allow the idea that chemical weapons can be used with impunity, that people can be killed with no consequences. >> but russia said there's evidence that rebels were involved. and it would be a mistake and involve the region. military action is being considered by the obama administration with encouragement by some members of the u.s. congress. >> you can destroy the runways, you could destroy his munitions, and you could destroy his fuel. there are lots o
>> building a case against bashir al-assad. the u.s. is gathering evidence that he was behind the suspected chemical attack. >> from al jazeera as headquarters in doha, i'm here with the top stories from around the world. the rain has stopped but the water is still rising. flooding for forces thousands from their homes in northeast china. also ahead. [ sobbing ] >> conflicts reports on how many were killed but both sides say they will keep fighting in the democratic republic of congo. >> the united states says it's gathering evidence ahead of possible military action against syria. the u.s. u.k. and france believe bashir al-assad used chemical weapons in the attack last week. 300 died. >> it was up of defiance. >> we're all hearing the drums of war around us. if they want to launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and fragile. it is a pretext. >> reporter: the u.nit would bea breach of international law. >> we hope that the american and european leaders who seek such military attacks all remarks about them have enough wisdom, especially seen tha
, but determined president obama is considering limited military strikes. in response to new u.s. intelligence about chemical weapons attacks. the sir january regime remains defind. state controlled t.v. showing images of its military. a run away wild fire burning a national treasure, and the labor day weekend forecast isn't helping firefighters who are trying to get the upper hand in yosemite. and 19th century art with a twenty-first century twist. you haven't seen van go until you have seen his master works in 3-d. u. n. weapons inspectors have departed syria. their convey arrived in lebanon this morning and headed directly to beirut airport. the inspector spent four days looking for evidence that chemical weapons were used in syria. but their report is expected to take at least two weeks to prepare. for the first time the obama administration unveiled intelligence it says proves chemical weapons killed 1400 syrians. officially the president is still undecided about what to do in syria. but many on servers see missle strikes as unevidentble. some lawmakers say the president should get consen
may unfold. house foreign affairs member, iliana ross layton will join us for more on the debate whether the president needs the okay from congress before he moves ahead with the military strike. live reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical whens attack there. they arrived a few hours ago. this removes a major obstacle for a u.s. military strike in syria now that they are gone. the pentagon no longer has to worry about the safety in syria. now begins the process of analyzing all of the data and the evidence they collected in syria. things like hair and soil samples. the u.n. says it could take two or three weeks before they produce any type of report. however, it looks like the white house isn't in any, isn't going to wait for the u.n. report. secretary of state john kerry said the use of chemical whens by syria is "clear and convincing." kerry claiming the
like they're trading places. we used to encourage the emerging markets to follow these forciples, and they have the most part. at least there look -- they're moving in that direction, and we seem to be moving away. it is discouraging. we should be following the cut -- the principles that made this country great more than we have been recently. going back to monetary policy, they have been jolted to some extent by our own monetary policy. the headlines yesterday in the wall street journal, india is shocked by the removal of quantitative easing. we have done some of this ourselves. the more we can get back to our principles, the better off we will be. >> what about immigration reform? it is obvious the fluid piece of legislation depending on the form of the bill takes, if it gets through, is that something that could boost economic growth as well as the social security system? >> it will be good for growth and also for politics. it will be something that people can point to. we're not there yet, but i hope we can be. but i would not say it is the magic bullet to get the economy mov
and the actions of the syrian forces in the administration's view. he says the use of chemicals is many question when the united states will act with force. force,say beyond any strategy is needed on syria. i want to get your reactions this morning again to the situation in syria and what the secretary of state said yesterday in what the u.s. should do and whether congress may or may not be involved as well as the international community. here are the lines on the screen. here is the front page of "the washington post" this morning. obama weighing limiting strike on syria. they say the president is wearing a strike syria that would be a limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for serious use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent while keeping the u.s. out of deeper involvement in that country possible war. this according to senior administration officials. the timing of such an attack which would probably last no more than two days and involve -- lawrence cruise missiles and involve see launch cruise is dependent on three factors. completion of an intelligence report assessi
we are following this hour. >>> the world braces for a possible military strike by the u.s. and allies against the forces of syrian president al assad. >>> nuclear regulators in japan officially raise the level of the leak of radio active water in fukushima and now consider it a serious incident. >>> and 50 years after his "i have a dream" speech, martin luther king jr. continues to inspire people in the u.s. and around the world with his message of equal rights for all. >>> britain is working to lay the groundwork for international action against syria over allegations the military there is behind a deadly chemical weapons attack. david cameron says his country will draft a resolution to the u.n. security council to protect civilians from this type of attack. cameron says the resolution is based on chapter 7 of the u.n. charter which stipulates how to deal with threats against peace. he will condemn the regime of president bashar al assad for an attack that happened last week. it will be put to the security council in new york on wednesday. britain has urged council member
middle east. we know the regime has used the weapons, multiple times this year and used them on a mauler scale, but still used them against its own people including not very far from last wednesday's attack has happen. we know that the regime was specifically determined to rid the damascus suburbs of the opposition and it was frustrated that it hadn't succeeded in doing so. three days before the attack chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations and we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know they were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from. and at what time, we know where they landed. and when. we know rockets came only from regime controlled areas and went only to opposition controlled or contested neighborhoods. and we know as does the world, that just 90 minutes later all hell broke loose in the social media with our own eyes we have seen the thousands of reports from 11 separate sites in the damascus s
says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack this week. the syrian government has, again, denied the accusations. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false. and i challenge, i dare them to produce any single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history has moved deeper into the yosemite national park. the rim fire covers about 280 square miles, the fire is threatening more than 4500 homes in the area. water in the nearby reservoir is still safe so far. >>> those are the headlines at that hour. "america tonight" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time, 8 pacific. ♪ >>> on "america tonight," building the case for action against syria, u.s. forces stand ready to go now what i
. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is a lot going on in the news today. >>> we're going to start here in new york city where the united nations has today called an emergency session to convene the security council of the u.n. on an emergency basis late today to respond to what looks like it may have been the largest chemical weapons attack in the world since saddam hussein gassed his own people back in 1988. and looks like is the key phrase here. it's hard to prove. it is hard to tell conclusively when chemical weapons have been used especially if you are trying to tell from a distance. in that iraq case it took four years for experts to confirm that chemical weapons were, in fact, used then. physicians for human rights is one of the first groups to get into the site. they collected soil samples and tested them. the soil samples did show trace evidence of the elements that sarin gas breaks down into over time. and with those soil samples they were able to conclude that saddam hussein had used sarin and also mustard gas, like from world war i, mustard gas
that syria used chemical weapons against its people. a nearly two-week-old wildfire burning in parts of california's yosemite national park has exhausted fire crews, resorting to using drones to try to detect new flames. >>> the stance is death for the fort hood soldiers who gunned down 14 of his colleagues four years ago. >>> getting your fast food fix may take time, workers wage against their employers. >> president obama speaks out on syria. the president said there needs to be international consequences for the alleged use of chemical weapons it in an attack that killed hundreds of people. he dismissed a syrian request to extend chemical weapons exception as a delaying tactic. he has prepared to attack with u.s. warships in position. now the world waits for more from the u.n. >> reporter: on thursday the obama administration is expected to give a classified briefing to members of congress detailing what they call evidence and proof that the assad regime used chemical weapons on their own people. now a declassified version is expected to be released soon after. the administration
in a damascus suburb. let's go to paul who joins us live from washington. paul, what can we expect the president to say? >> reporter: what we've learned is this is not an announcement that an attack on syria is imminent. it's important to emphasize he won't come out and announce an attack is imminent. what he is going to talk about is talk about his decision-making process, what's been going on about the intelligence, about his consultations with congress, perhaps, consultations with allies. again, it's about his decision-making process toward any potential action in syria. >> so basically i guess it's safe to say what we heard yesterday from secretary of state kerry was a setup to what we'll hear from the president today? >> reporter: that's right. this announcement came out about an hour ago, so after we heard from the secretary of state kerry yesterday very forceful remarks followed not long after by the president. we were not expecting to hear again from the pez today. the white house announced they were consulting with republican leaders in the senate and tomorrow with the house, but no men
a worldwide travel alert for all u.s. citizens. it is taking the extraordinary precaution of closing 21 embassies and consulates across the middle east and africa. what are you finding out? >> credible and serious, it goes beyond that. u.s. officials telling us this is more, more than the normal stream of chatter they get about potential attacks. they have been following a stream for months now in yemen. in the last few days it grew. it became more mature, in their words. more specificity. that has led to the state department taking the action of shutting down the embassies across the region. there is particular concern about the u.s. embassy in yemen through about next tuesday. concerns about all u.s. embassies across the region. we are coming to a series of holy day as the islamic month of ramadan ends. they believe tensions will be rising. there is some difference of opinion within the u.s. intelligence community how much of this is just about yemen and how much is about the region as a whole, but no difference that it is very serious. >> the 3rd and 6th of august. those are critical
for us tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. >>> good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking news. action tonight by great britain slamming the brakes on any immediate military action on syria unless president obama wants to go at it alone, which the white house is signaling he might. parliament in england weighing a resolution that would have okayed the use of force. weighing it and finding it wasn't enough. here is the key moment as the measure failed loudly in the house of comments. >> mr. mcneal, you're like an exploded volcano erupted, calm yourself man. the ayes to the right, 272. the noes to the left, 285. so the noes have it. the noes have it. >> moments after the vote, prime minister david cameron assured members he would not exercise what is known as the royal prerogative to go to war without parliamentary approval. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me the british parliame
, or give me my money back. >> we will look at how richmond, california is planning to use eminent domain to help fight the foreclosure crisis. we will speak to laura gottesdiener, author of the new book, "a dream foreclosed: black america and the fight for a place to call home." first, we look at the national security agency and the u.s. drug enforcement administration. dea agents are using intelligence gathered by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the com
. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> reporter: kerry's strong response came as u.n
'll hook you up. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. okay. when japanese pilots turned to kamikaze attacks in world war ii it was meant to not be only effective in a direct sense, but also terrifying. the piloted aircraft used as a missile could obviously do great direct damage to whatever it hit. the psychological effect of being up against an enemy who would do that, a military that would expect its own men to deliberately kill themselves, was also just meant to terrorize, to make their enemies believe there was nothing they wouldn't do, no lengths they would not go to. when iran and iraq went to war with each other in 1980, a war that stretched on for almost the full decade of the 1980s, the iranian side used human beings, masses of human beings to clear minefields, to walk out into mined areas, setting off the mines killing those people in the process but clearing for others to pass through the same area safely. they used swarms of humans often unarmed, untrained young boys to physically swarm over armed enemy positions. it was the human wave tactic. it was e
" with lawrence o'donnell. thanks for being with us tonight. have a great night. we'll be back with you tomorrow with steve schmidt. stay with us. >>> the phrasing has gone from little doubt to undeniable. syria and chemical weapons and what president obama is planning to do about it. >> the obama administration says there is very little doubt -- >> we believe there is very little doubt about culpability. >> the syrian government used chemical weapons. >> did a chemical weapons attack occur? >> what is before us today is real. >> the answer to that question is yes. >> president obama is weighing military options against syria. >> i have no affection for mr. assad. >> there is no solution as we have long made clear that includes assad. >> but at the same time i am less sure of the resistance. >> in that sense there's a big worry. >> should they let this chemical attack go unanswered? >> i do think action is going to occur. >> this morning a team of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors arrived in damascus. >> shots were fired at the u.n. team inside syria. >> their vehicle was deliberately shot at by
people who have used these banned weapons, or will it be in support of a broader political process? i think it will be the former for some of the reasons that you have outlined. i am not sure the american people are looking for a long-standing conflict but i think many would support a pun i have been action. >> let's talk more about the people because it seems like these gut-wrenchingpects didn't have an impact on them being against military engagements. there was an abc poll that less than three thought the afghan had been worth despite osama bin lauden. where do we draw the line? >> i think not just the ambiguous outcomes in the wars in afghanistan but also the libyan situation in which they thought we were doing good in the world, and we helped overthrow gaddafi, and then we had ambassador chris stevens, who was really a hero in the benghazi area killed in that very city when he was ambassador and then they have seen egypt and yemen erupt and i think they writely believed that america's apparent america'sability to flinfluencee evenltsdz would be limited and it's costly to try. >>
but not without controversies, privacy to name just one. thank you for being with us. it's been great to have you. "around the world" starts now with richard quest and suzanne malveaux. >>> the u.s. is quote, ready to go if president obama orders attacks on syria. that's according to chuck hagel. we'll look at the military options straight ahead. >>> political scandal in brazil forces the minister to resign. we'll tell you why it's latin america's version of edward snowden. >>> would you pay extra to make sure no kids sit next to you on plane. another airline giving you that option. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm richard quest. >> the u.s. military is waiting for the go ahead from the president. it could happen at any moment. what we're not seeing today is inspections of the areas where hundreds of syrians were allegedly gassed to death. u.n. experts were prepared to visit second neighborhood. >> that was until the u.s. chief was seen leaving their hotel in damascus earlier today. they were not wearing their protective gear and were not joined by other members of the team. syria's government cancel
. will the united states use military force against that country and when? >> president obama is speaking out about syria. he said he's considering a military attack when he called a shot across syria. he wants to deter the use of chemical weapons. offer in his interview he also said he has not made a final decision. >> i have gotten options from our military, i had extensive discussion with our national security team. so let me talk about what's at stake here. we understand terrible things have been happening in syria for quite some time, that the assad regime there has been killing it's own people by the tens of thousands. there are sectarian arguments that have spilled over in bloodshed and escalated over the last couple of years. although what has happened there is tragic, and i have called for assad to leave and make sure that we've got a transitional government that could be inclusive in syria, what i've also concluded that direct military engagement involvement in the civil war in syria would not help the situation on the grouped. >> tonight the state department is criticizing what it calls
@%n't forget to a record the show if you cannot catch us live. have a great night, and we will see right back here tomorrow. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for being with us. washington has become an end to the logical wonderland where the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence construction than in the capture or killing of terrorists. washington taking pettiness and irrelevancies to new heights while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to a radical islamists and the war and terror of. and for all of that, this was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run proved wrong yet again. you're looking at pictures of yemen where government officials uncovered a al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities to fire on foreign embassies, the key port. news of the plot breaking as the united states is stepping up its drone attacks there, killing at least 78 terrorists in the southern part of the country. and the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities in 16 countries s
are in the cnn newsroom. nice to have you here with us. >>> massive wildfire in idaho is forcing thousands of families to pack up and leave their homes we have new photos of the huge wildfire we want to show you here. this is from i-reporter john koth. strong winds are creating huge clouds of smoke. more than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze as we speak. evacuation orders now cover 2,200 homes and six communities. the beaver creek wildfire has burned more than 100,000 acres and is only % contained. paul, we learn snow guns are being used to protect some areas from the fire. tell us how that works. >> basically the sun valley resort seeing the fire could be getting dangerously close decided it would use the snow guns to lay a soggy perimeter around the resort. earlier today, i smoke spoke with someone from the resort. >> we have the largest computerized snow-making system in the world. we can turn it on in the summertime to wet some of the areas in case of spot fires. we are really working in coordination with the fire team that's here. they're doing an amazing job. >> firefighters
daughter, liz cheney, who has said she's running for u.s. senate in wyoming. they spoke at the freedom conference dinner. that was hosted by the steamboat institute in colorado. we will have that tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. eastern time here on c-span. , outgoing homeland security secretary janet napolitano will say farewell from the press club. she was the first woman to head the department and was head of the department for four years. her remarks are at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> c-span -- we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences and offering complete apple to gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 35 years ago and funded by your local cable and satellite provider. .ow, you can watch us in hd >> turning to serious health -- the u.s. has confirmed it has reached an agreement with the syrian government to allow inspectors to visit the site of an alleged emma: attack a suite near damascus.
i appreciate it. feedback is welcome. you can e-mail us. thanks a lot and have a great night. see you tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm lou dobbs. you are looking into some of the estimated 1300 victims of websterian rebels claim or chemical weapon attacks by president a sauce forces. the united nations has taken up the issue with no word on any response as yet. the u.s. state department contradicted themselves on whether syria has chemical weapons. here to assess the situation. the department of justice going after the state of texas again. attorney general eric holder determined to allow voting nationwide without requiring identification. kansas secretary of state chris kovach among our guests. and the end of the road is near for the self -- self-proclaimed hugger. san diego mayor. bradley manning wants to be chesley as he pursues tax payer funded gender reassignment their peak from is leavenworth prison cell. the "a-team" takes the ball of that and a great deal more. we begin tonight with another possible reason the president's foreign po
around thza. >> i'm richard quest. >> this hour the u.s. is expected to lay out its case to the american people for who is responsible and what should be done about it. >> this hour is crucial because in 30 minutes or so john kerry is scheduled to speak at the state department. of course, we'll bring that to you live. secretary kerry is expected to talk about a declassified intelligence report on syria's suspected chemical weapons attack. it's the document everybody's been waiting for. the report will be released. officials will tell us, it will show the forces carried out that deadly strike. >> there's major movement as well on other fronts. right now on the ground in syria, weapons inspectors are wrapping up their i vest ga investigation. russia will not be taking part of any military action in syria. anchors covering it from all angles. jill dougherty is at the state department. defense secretary chuck hagel delivered a strong response after the british vote rejecting military action. listen to this. >> every nation has responsibility to make their own decisions. we respect that of an
you for joining us. have a great night. >>> good evening everybody. thank you for being with us. washington has become an ent mow logical wonderland for the obama administration seems to be more obsessed with semantics and sentence con trucks than to capture a killing of terrorists. washington -- while dismissing any sense of proportion when it comes to radical islamists and the war on terror. and for all of that, tis was a red letter day. president obama's mantra that al qaeda is on the run today proved wrong yet again. you are looking at pictus of yemen where governmentofficials uncovered an al qaeda plot to capture oil and gas facilities, to fire on foreign embassies, to seize -- news of the foiled plot breaking as the united states is stepping up its drone attacks there. killing at leasteven al qaeda terrorists in the southern part of the country. in the broader plot that led to the closings of 19 embassies and facilities and 16 countes still acted tonight with no indication that the threats have in any way diminished. here is state department spokesperson jen saki on the cl
administration considering how to respond to what it is calling undeniable use of chemical weapons in syria. the secretary of state said the attack was a moral obscenity, and said all signs point to the assad regime. >>> the nation's biggest forest fire is now threating more than 4500 structures in california. >>> the military trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially and emotionally, and will americans tolerate another conflict in the middle east. and the owner of the encry
news a senior u.s. official tells cnn's jim acosta that the u.s. could go it alone in syria after our closest ally votes against taking action. british lawmakers just voted down a proposal to strike syria. britain's prime minister says he will not go against parliament. here at home right now, top lawmakers are being briefed by the white house. the president's top national security officials are making their case against the syrian regime. will the administration be able to win enough support? our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. hi, dana. i know you have been working your sources all day. it looks from here like the mood in washington really seems to reflect the mood around the country right now on syria, it's conflicted. so, what are you learning right now? >> reporter: that's right, hi, jess. i should tell you that the conference call should be wrapping up right about now and i'm hoping to get a read on what the top lawmakers were told and whether their questions were answered. but, yes, you're right, the mood among members of congress i would say is be
a great night. lori: a very good evening thank you so much peer being with us, i am lori rothman in for lou dobbs. >> obama administration making its case for taking military action against syria, briefing lawmakers about their conclusion that syria government carried out a large scale chemical weapons attack, tonight we speak with fox news military analyst, general jack king on whether the president is justified in takes action. even without the backing of allies or the united nations. >> and questionsemain about our involvement in libya. and the terrorist attack in benghazi, we'll talk with larry ward, a group of special operation veterans who are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a appreciate committee to -- special committee t investigate the attack. >> and administration refusing to enforce a law it does not like, now giving states green light to adopt regulation legalizing small amounts of marijuana, dobbs lawakes up the case with our attorneys, ww begin with new obstacles blocking the formation of a coalition of the willing to strike syria. britain's defense
f being with us. tonit you're looking at the capitol of yemen, the city's residents there on edge. the army is on high alert after a united states drone strike took out for suspected leaders of al qaeda following a u.s. warning of imminent terror attack in the region with considerable focus on potential targetin yemen. on your screen now the u.s. embass close after the white house ordered the brought evacuation of american citizens and u.s. personnel. although the obama administration to them a clear there would prefer that i use a different wordd here is state dertment spokesperson quibbling with the press over the use of the word evacuate and insist the teeseven systemnd is planning with the obama administration sees on a cigna -- as a significant of its maturing in evacuation and with the administration is now calling and ordered departure. >> cool with the use of the word evacuate. >> it's a technical term. >> is it? i think it is i nontechnical term. ordered departure is the techcal term. so if you -- >> if you look up in the dictionary definition. >> what wld you call if you
100 were winded. state forces and bahrain have crackdown on pro-democracy rallies challenging the u.s. backed monarchy. on wednesday, a rainy police fired tear gas and birdshot at a number of protest in shiite villages around the capital. bahraini opposition activists say more than 60 rallies were organized across the country. the u.s. embassy closed down for the day after activists planned a rally outside. the bahraini monarchy is a key u.s. government ally, hosting the navy's fifth fleet. is warning anions unstable political environment in a growing humanitarian crisis are she central african repuof t collapse. conditions have worsened since seleka rubbles ousted president bozize four months ago. in a briefing to the security council, talk you and officials warned that international support is direly needed. >> the country runs the risk of descending [indiscernible] are police officers reporting it is unsafe to walk. >> much more international support is needed to meet growing needs. critical sector such as water, sanitation, and hygiene have received less than 10% of the funding re
chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the areas that was hit. those findings are also being reviewed. cnn national political correspondent jim accoosta is working story from the white house. what do you know, jim? >> reporter: as secretary of state john
's foreign minister as the assad regime stairs down the possibility of action from a u.s. led coalition. >> this international form cannot be violated without consequences. >> america's toughening position as secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is now all but certain syria has resorted to using chemical weapons. >> new dangers as the nation's biggest forest fire now threatens thousands of buildings, water and energy sources and america's cherished trees. >> a senior muslim brotherhood leader accusing the military run government there are terrorism. >> the secret service agent grabbed her hand and the gun. >> this chilling flashback as former president gerald ford recounts an assassination attempt on his life 30 years ago. ♪ theme >> syria's foreign minister says a potential u.s. strike on syria would serve the interest of groups there in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed 355 people last week in damascus. in a speech moments ago, assad's second in command telling secretary of state john kerr we his regime has not gone against the u.n. investigation. >> it has sa
i say good job. >> that's it for us on "the five." thanks for watching. see you back here tomorrow. "special report" with bret baier is next. >>> the u.s. readies its case against syria and for military action. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. american war ships in the mediterranean are on high alert as they are prepared to punish a regime that dared to use chemical weapons against its own people, according to administration officials. one senior defense official telling fox news it is not a matter of if the u.s. will take military action against syria but when. meantime, we're waiting for the obama administration to release intelligence backing its claims. we have fox team coverage tonight. fox news military analyst, jennifer griffin at the pentagon, what we know about possible tactics. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on where things stand now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. at this hour, the president is huddled in meetings whether to inch closer to military action, amid questions whether he will do something he ra
on the united states and the world. how will the u.s. respond to the use of chemical weapons in syria? and is president obama about to launch a military attack? we heard some tough talk from the administration today. here's what vice president biden had to say. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks. in syria. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should, and must, be held accountability. >> the of -- accountable. >> the vice president making it very clear the administration's intentions. pathy culhane describes why the president has been hesitant to get involved. >> the president will respond to this the use of chemical weapons in syria. but the goal is not to get rid of syrian president bashar al-assad but to send him a message. >> regime change. >> they say no decision has been made but they say most likely it will involve cruise missiles not chemical weapons stock piles. a
worked full-time with the school, started a small business. i was watching my son being sworn in as a u.s. senator. i cannot contain the tears in my eyes. only in america. i have been a student of american history. him before i came to this country. then, here i just fell in love with the founding documents of this country. i love the constitution. even more, i love the declaration. independenceon of has changed my life. i meditated upon those truths. as a wise -- as i was sharing in my prayer, i believe the reason the declaration of independence and the overitution have lasted 200 years is because they were written on the knees of the framers. those men were seeking revelation from above. a doubt, outside of the bible, those of the greatest documents that have ever been written. [applause] as you look at the declaration, it has a series of grievances to king george. did you know that every one of those grievances were preached from the pulpits of america before they were written on the declaration? it was pastors that were the back door and of the revolution. did you know where paul reve
of skepticism of american public. >> it's important for us to recognize that over a thousand people are killed including hundreds of innocent children through the use of a weapon that 98% or 99% of humanity says should not be used even in war and there is no action then we're sending a signal that international norm doesn't mean much. any military action with boots on the ground. >> we know where the rockets were launched from. and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> the administration released a map to go along with that charge with 12 co 12 contested attack. >> among the o allegations, 1429 woman people were killed including 426 children. a stream of spel of intelligencs some leading up to the attack. >> so the primary question is no longer what do we know. the question is what do we collectively, what are we in the world going to do about it. >> concern about revealing sources restrict how much they can say. one thing not alleged in the report said assad
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